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Abbreviations ... updated

Posted By: Virginia

Abbreviations ... updated - 09/02/11 12:55 PM

(((((( ))))) or {{{{{{ }}}}}} = hugs!
180 = Another Technique In DB
4Cs - Cool, Calm, Collected and Confident
ACOA = Adult Child of an Alcoholic
ADDY = Address: Email, Snail Mail, Home, Office
AOBM = Alien on Break Moment
AOM = Almost Other Man
AOS = Acts of Service
APT = Apartment
ATTY = Attorney
AWGTCHM = Michele's book, A Woman's Guide to Changing Her Man
BB = Bulletin Board
Big D = Divorce
BIL = Brother-in-law
BTO = Big time operator
BTW = By The Way
D = Divorce Or Daughter
DB = Divorce Busting (Techniques and book by Michele)
DB'ers = Divorce Busters (People At This Site)
DB'n = Divorce Busting (the technique)
Dbing = Divorce Busting (the technique)
DD = Darling Daughter
DH = Dear Husband or Deadbeat Husband
DITHL = deer in the headlights
DR = "The Divorce Remedy" (Techniques and book by Michele)
EA = Emotional affair
EOM = Emotional Other Many
F2F = Face to Face
FAQ = Frequently Answered Questions
FN forum = For Newcomers forum
FOO = Family Of Origin
FWIW = For What Its Worth
FYI = For Your Information
GAL = Get A Life (aka "Make Yourself Happy For A Change")
Going Dark = no contact.
GH = Ghost Husband (Not Really Here Any More)
GW = Ghost Wife (Not Really Here Any More)
H = Husband
HD = High Desire
HEA = Happily Ever After
HOM = Hold Onto Myself
HP = His or her place
HTH = Hope This Helped
HW = Home-Wrecker
IAE = In Any Event
IC = Individual Counselor (or counselling)
ICQ = A chat system which stands for, "I seek you".
ILY = I Love You
ILYBNILWY = I love you but not in love with you
IM = Instant Message
IMHO = In My Humble Opinion
INS Forum = I Need Support Forum
IOW = In Other Words
KLA = Michele's Keeping Love Alive audio program
KLA forum = Keeping Love Alive Discussion Group forum
KWIM = Know what I mean
LBS = Left Behind Spouse
LD = Low Desire
LDEA long distance emotional affair
LF = Lady Friend
LL = Love Languages
LMAO = Laughing My A$$ Off
LOL = Laughing Out Loud
LR = Last Resort (technique in DB)
LRT = Last Resort Technique (What to do when all else fails)Explained in detail on page 177 in Michele's "Divorce Busting" book
MF = Man Friend
MFC = Messenger 1st Class
MIL = Mother-in-law
ML = Making Love
MLC = Midlife Crisis
MP = My Place
NML = No man's land
M/V = From the book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus
NPA = Not particularly attractive
NRG = Energy
OEA = Online Emotional Affair
OG = Other Guy
OM = Other man
OOM = Online Other Man
OOW = Online Other Women
OP = Other Person
OR = Our Relationship
OW, Ow = Other Woman
PA = Physical Affair
PMA = Positive Mental Attitude
POV = Point Of View
PT = Physical Touch
PTSD = Post-traumatic stress disorder
QT = Quality Time
R = Relationship
RBTL = Read Between The Lines
RIR = Room I Rent
ROFL = Rolls On Floor Laughing
S = Son
SAFE = Stay Away From Ex
SAM = silly alien monkey
SBT = Solution-oriented Brief Therapy (kind of therapy Michele does)
SIL = Sister-in-law
SIT or SITCH = Situation
SITD = Still In The Dark
SO = Significant Other
SL = Sex Life
SOB = Son of a Bitch
SSW = Sisterhood of Separate Women (variations could be SDW, SSM, SDM, etc.)
STBW - Soon to be wife
STBX = Soon To Be EX
STBXOM = Soon to be ex-other man (or guy)
STBXOW = Soon to be ex-other women
TMI = Too much information
UCL = Unconditional Love
W = Wife
w/ = With
WAS = Walk Away Spouse
WAW = Walk Away Wife (a syndrome Michele explains in her article on this site)
WB = Write Back
WOA = Words of Affirmation
WP = Warrior Princess
WTF = What the…, Why the…, When the…, Where the…,
WTG = Way To Go
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Posted By: Psych77

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 09/27/11 06:42 PM

Got another one for you...

PG = Pregnant
Posted By: Denton

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 02/02/12 09:33 PM

Can anybody explain what DAM is please?
Posted By: dbmod

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 02/03/12 02:15 AM

Well, generally male who is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
Posted By: shockeddad

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 05/31/12 04:07 PM

STFU ?
Posted By: Cadet

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 05/31/12 10:48 PM

Originally Posted By: shockeddad
STFU ?

Shut the %@#$ up.
IE. get duct tape and put it over your mouth.
Posted By: bustingout

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 06/02/12 11:44 AM

BITS?
Posted By: InAPickle

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 06/02/12 12:05 PM

Originally Posted By: bustingout
BITS?


"Brothers in the $hits"
Posted By: breakdownbill

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 06/27/12 10:21 PM

What does ALASKAN mean?
Posted By: Cadet

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 06/28/12 02:45 AM

Originally Posted By: breakdownbill
What does ALASKAN mean?

I think you are refering to 25's signature.
Her husband went to Alaska during his MLC.

She could maybe explain it better or in more detail.
Or read her old threads.
Posted By: sgctxok

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 06/29/12 02:51 AM

Cadet--

thanks for this and ALL you do on the boards!
Posted By: breakdownbill

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 06/29/12 10:58 AM

Thanks for that Cadet - I was racking my brain thinking what it meant.

Bill smile
Posted By: NASCARDaddy

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 07/25/12 12:02 AM

DR book?
Posted By: Virginia

(NA) Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 07/25/12 12:41 PM

The Divorce Remedy by Michele Weiner-Davis
Posted By: KeepingMyPromise

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 07/27/12 05:22 PM

This thread is VERY helpful! Thank you!
Posted By: summersnow

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 09/30/12 04:12 PM

what does DO mean?
what does LSL mean?
Posted By: summersnow

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 10/01/12 08:32 PM

I found them as not abbreviation (DO and LSL). Never mind!
Posted By: Crying out loud

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 10/17/12 05:57 AM

So happy someone pored this. I was really struggling trying to read everyone's post.
Posted By: Snookee

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 11/15/12 03:29 PM

Can someone tell me what SSM stands for?
Posted By: DaddyLongShanks

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 11/15/12 03:30 PM

Originally Posted By: Snookee
Can someone tell me what SSM stands for?


Be glad you don't know. It stands for "Sex Starved Marriage".
Posted By: Cadet

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 11/16/12 10:21 AM

Originally Posted By: Snookee
Can someone tell me what SSM stands for?

SSM = Sex Starved Marriage, MWD wrote a few books about it and their is a forum here for that issue.
Posted By: Carole1213

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 12/23/12 11:46 PM

Ca someone tell me where to find what the last resort technique is? I have D. Book but not DR yet. It is on order though
Posted By: Carole1213

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 12/23/12 11:55 PM

Found it.
Posted By: Alias71

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 03/13/13 02:59 PM

What does "BD" mean? I found out and have promptly forgotten it again.

I know that it'll be one of those "Doh" moments! (ie Being Dopey!)
Posted By: Alias71

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 03/13/13 03:00 PM

BD = Bomb Day!!

Typical. Doh!
Posted By: Dubious Hills

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 05/06/13 04:42 PM

What is PING1?
Posted By: mathwichi

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 08/15/13 07:50 PM

MLC?

Also, there are several posts here that the original post (OP) hasn't updated. Can you look thru these and do so. it would greatly help the nOObs here.
Posted By: Cadet

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 08/24/13 01:27 AM

Originally Posted By: mathwichi
MLC?

Also, there are several posts here that the original post (OP) hasn't updated. Can you look thru these and do so. it would greatly help the nOObs here.


MLC = Mid Life Crisis

I doubt that the original poster is going to update her post.
It has been here for 4 years now.
Posted By: Dragon Heart

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 08/25/13 01:36 AM

How about TC for DB telephone coaching?
Posted By: mathwichi

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 08/26/13 04:42 PM

Moderators can't update?
Posted By: CRPL

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 09/02/13 11:28 PM

MBR?
Posted By: S4tk

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 10/28/13 04:00 AM

NLW?
Posted By: Fight4MyWife

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 12/05/13 10:07 PM

What does "2x4" mean?
Posted By: Cadet

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 12/06/13 05:56 AM

Originally Posted By: Fight4MyWife
What does "2x4" mean?


= whack, wake up and listen cause a big piece of lumber just hit you in the head! smile smile smile
Posted By: Cadet

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 12/06/13 05:57 AM

Originally Posted By: CRPL
MBR?


= Master Bed Room
Posted By: Cadet

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 12/06/13 06:11 AM

Originally Posted By: S4tk
NLW?


= I am thinking this is the name of a poster here,

or

it could mean Non Lethal Weapon
Posted By: TipAnna

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 01/22/14 05:42 PM

Can anyone explain: TA?
Posted By: Cadet

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 01/27/14 07:44 PM

Originally Posted By: TipAnna
Can anyone explain: TA?

I believe it is YOUR name TipAnna = TA

Of course maybe it is teaching assistant or something else.
Where was it used?
Posted By: TipAnna

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 01/29/14 03:16 PM

It IS my name..haha..I'm over thinking everything these days..
Posted By: rayzzz

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 05/30/14 04:47 PM

what is piecing??
Posted By: Cadet

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 05/31/14 01:02 PM

Originally Posted By: rayzzz
what is piecing??

http://www.divorcebusting.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=34&page=1

Trying to put your marriage back together again when both parties are committed to it.
Posted By: Cw_wc

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 06/02/14 06:01 AM

This is a big help
Posted By: pbetra

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 06/24/14 01:35 AM

What is ICBI & LSL?
Thx 4 this list ! Very much needed
p
Posted By: BigMac

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 06/30/14 02:24 PM

I think I have to review these each day lately. I get so many of them wrong...lol
Posted By: pbetra

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 07/03/14 08:47 PM

Originally Posted By: BigMac
I think I have to review these each day lately. I get so many of them wrong...lol


So funny you should say that BigMac. Recently, I have begun to leave an open tab next to the forum post!! laugh

oh, just realized that you are new. welcome (sorry that you are here). everyone can relate and are wonderful!! - lots of resources to check on as well. good luck & take care

p
Posted By: Vince H

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 07/16/14 04:27 AM

What's WW mean?
Posted By: Old Dog

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 08/04/14 09:14 AM

What's this Dobson letter that people mention every now and them?
Posted By: MrBond

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 08/04/14 11:22 AM

"What's this Dobson letter that people mention every now and them?"

It's in the book "Love Must be Tough". However it doesn't necessarily apply to your situation because you neglected her needs and just cared about your own.
Posted By: Old Dog

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 08/04/14 11:12 PM

Er thanks for the first part of the answer. I was just wondering that's all.
Posted By: wmwb123

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 09/09/14 07:47 PM

How about POSOM and POSOW? I'm fond of these.
Posted By: Old Dog

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 10/14/14 05:14 PM

HTIYMWTAI = How to improve your marriage without talking about it.
Posted By: LovinUs

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 02/06/15 12:30 AM

I guess it will take a while to get the hang of this. I keep coming back to find out what things mean. :-)
Posted By: Old Dog

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 02/09/15 03:17 PM

Hi LovinUs. I copied them to a txt file and kept it open beside web page. I don't tend to use them myself precisely for that reason.
Posted By: Hurt06

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 03/30/15 02:46 AM

Originally Posted By: Vince H
What's WW mean?


Did we ever get an answer on this one?
Posted By: Old Dog

Re: Abbreviations ... updated - 03/30/15 08:02 AM

Originally Posted By: Hurt06
Originally Posted By: Vince H
What's WW mean?


Did we ever get an answer on this one?


Wayward Wife - a wife invoved in an A

Check out sandi's series of threads starting with For Newcomer LBH with a Wayward Wife

Mandatory reading for all those concerned.
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